Blast from the Past: #184 of #365 A Prompt A Day For Bee ~ At Night

#frapalymo ends today and the first half of my year-long “A Prompt A Day For Bee” project as well. It is amazing how many different poems I have written so far. Well, 184 to be exact, some better some worse and my thoughts go more and more to summer 2015 when I will transform it into a poetry book. There are many ideas like little seedlings in my mind, and I cannot wait to find out what will become of them. 

But to give #frapalymo the end it deserves I will for the last time in 2014 translate the prompt that @FrauPaulchen has offered us so generously:

You can find the original German post here: #frapalymo impuls 30nov14

“it is time now: the last prompt for mrs paulchens poetry month in november 2014 is here. conclusion, retrospect and your feedback about #frapalymo will find a place at the first of december and/or afterwards – the last prompt and the last day are entirely for our poetry month.

the prompt for #frapalymo no 30 is: „blue hours on terraces of cosmopolitan cafes*” – a sentence from the book „denken mit fernando pessoa/(I could not find an English translation of this book)“, whom I like very much with is language and his images. I hope, you enjoy those blue hours and I am curious to which cities and to which blue hours you will send us your impressions, scenes and feelings.

*please consider, that you do not need to use the exact words of the #frapalymo prompt. they should encourage you to ponder and verse. if you use the exact words, please mark it in your poem and give credit to the author. thank you.

and the small print: please tell me via mail or twitter, if you want to verse with me that means I can tweet a link to your post. or post your poem or the link to your poem in the comment section under my poem on the according day. hashtag for me to recognise the tweet is #frapalymo (mainly in German), and I am @FrauPaulchen.”

Of course, you can leave your poem or the link to it here on “The Bee Writes…” in the comment section, and I will tweet about it and tell Sophie.

at night
 
under 
London’s Eye
at night
 
our cups
a bond
that will
never break
 
under 
London’s Eye
at night
 
we shared
our pain
our luck
and gained
 
under 
London’s Eye
at night
 
a new chapter
of friendship
written

 

#181 of #365 A Prompt A Day For Bee ~ I only take heaven

This was first posted in November 2014

Today’s prompt is: I sing and bake and only take heaven”

You can find the prompt in German here: #frapalymo impuls 29nov14

 

my stars
 
my stars
are sweet
and melting
 
they shine
and pass

#179 of #365 A Prompt A Day For Bee ~ in search of

April 2019

Such interesting prompts Sophie manages to give

November 2014

Today’s prompt is: “in search of” and you can find the prompt here (in German) #frapalymo impuls 27nov14″

Be able to
Abate that which comes.
Longing for
A tranquillity
Not contaminated.
Changing
Ever
 

#178 of #365 A Prompt A Day For Bee ~ That, which is noble

April 2019

I am going to be sad not to read my old poems anymore. It was a great project

November 2014

Oh, I arrive with huge steps at half time. Just another 5 poems and it will be less and less time to the finish line…..

But today I will write a poem about “That, which is noble” taken from @FrauPaulchens #frapalymo. You can find the prompt in German here: #frapalymo impuls 26nov14

Description for visually impaired readers: muddy bank of a little stream in foreground. The stream is in the middle of the picture but shows shadows of tree trunks and branches and trees and bushes in background

 

bare oak tree
~
 
as I walk by
 
mist over the stream

#177 of #365 A Prompt A Day For Bee ~ Empty Hands

April 2019

Looks like I couldn’t find the time or energy to translate the #frapalymo prompts in November 2014. I had trouble with my mental health on and off for more than 7 years and it often meant I had no energy to fully enjoy my creative endeavours. So here just the link to the German #frapalymo prompt and my English poem which was part of “A Prompt a Day for Bee” too.

November 2014

You can find the original German post here: #frapalymo impuls 25nov14

“finding enough in empty hands”

Description for visually impaired readers: close up of hand of stone buddha. A little snail house sits in the left hand

a universe grows
in my 
empty hands

#176 of #365 A Prompt A Day For Bee ~ baby skies

March 2019

Ah, here we go 🙂

November 2014

Ok, I admit I am a #frapalymo translation drop-out ;-). Life and day jobs do not always agree with translation work so for today you just get the poem but not the translation. Hope you’ll forgive me :-).

If you are curious and want to use google translate for enlightenment then here is the German post: #frapalymo impuls 24nov14

 

baby skies
 
my
mother’s eyes
 
green
with a 
golden sparkle
 
the
fairy godmother
did not
grant me
a wish
 
I still
only wear
baby skies
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Blick in die Vergangenheit: frapalymo 2014 ~ No 20 ~ slogans

You can find the English post here: #171 of #365 A Prompt A Day For Bee ~ slogans

Maerz 2019

Kicher…

November 2014

Gestern hat uns @FrauPaulchen mit Werbeslogans herausgefordert und ich bin mir noch nicht sicher, ob ich hier auch den gewaehlten englischen nehmen soll und einfach uebersetzen, oder ein neues, mit einem deutschen schreiben soll. Mal sehen….

Hier aber der Originalpost: #frapalymo impuls 20nov14

zweisprachig?
 
mir nicht dir nicht
kennet se
elles auf hochdeutsch
bloss nicht sagen.
koi oder fisch
hochdeutsch oder schwaebisch?
Wer des Schwaebischen maechtig ist, hat vielleicht den im Akrostichon versteckten Werbespruch erkannt. Natuerlich konnte ich dem Werbespruch meines Heimatbundeslandes nicht wiederstehen:
Wir koennen alles. Ausser Hochdeutsch.

Blick in die Vergangenheit: frapalymo 2014 ~No 19 ~ Etiketten

You can find the English post here: #171 of #365 A Prompt A Day For Bee ~ preserves

 

Gestern gings bei @FrauPaulchen
ums ettikettieren.
Ich habe mich ein wenig rausgewunden
😉
suesser obstgarten
 
~
 
leidenschaft eingemacht
 
in meiner Speisekammer

 

Blick in die Vergangenheit: frapalymo 2014 ~ No 16 ~ Fluestern

You can find the English post here: #168 of #365 A Prompt A Day For Bee

Maerz 2019

So, da sind wir gerade mal ueber der Halbzeit des Wiederpostens vom #Frapalymo November 2014. Interessant, was damals so war…

November 2014

The English poem is no translation of the German post

Description for visually impaired readers: A harvested field over which a line of tree goes into the horizon. A light blue sky with fluffy clouds over it

Der englische Beitrag ist keine Uebersetzung des deutschen Gedichts

Ganz poetisch sind wir in der zweiten Haelfte des #frapalymo im November angekommen. Und ich bin mal wieder erstaunt, begeistert und inspiriert ueber und von den wunderbaren Impulsen von @FrauPaulchen.

Und hier findet Ihr den heutigen/gestrigen Impuls: #frapalymo impuls 16nov14

Sturmwolken
~
auf meinem Sofa
hoere ich
die Vergangenheit
heulen

Blick in die Vergangenheit: Frapalymo 2014 ~ No 15 ~ nudelgedicht

You can find the English poem here: #167 of #365 A Prompt A Day For Bee ~ pastapoem

Maerz 2019

Da nudeln wir uns heute mal so durch… 😉

November 2014

Den gestrigen Impuls findet Ihr hier: #frapalymo impuls 15nov14

hausgemacht

nur
ein paar
Eier
und  Mehl
auch
ein bisschen
Wasser
und
Salz
das Einzige,
was Du brauchst,
um gluecklich
zu sein